The big marquee is in full swing at Bishop’s House: nine receptions attended and three to go, I think. And what a great way of meeting some great people. Pictured above are the “chain gang” as we said thank you to those holding council office, Deputy Lieutenants, charity chiefs and the like; and then on the right the Mothers’ Union is having a ball of time with bucketsful of strawberries. There’s a strong overlap between church and civic circles of course since at their best our churches are just the places where we grow and learn together and find the strength and motivation to work together “with those of all faiths and none” for the common good. And just now, with extremists once again seeking to disrupt our society, it is time once again to heed Edmund Burke’s reminder that all that is needed for those dangerous voices to prevail is for good men (and women) to do nothing. But for every deed of darkness a hundred acts of charity follow – and Love Wins.